In what promises to be memorable visit, golf ace Tiger Woods is set to play for the first time in India. Woods, the world No.1 golfer, is reportedly slated to tee-off at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) on February 4.
Woods will be in the Capital for a short visit which has been planned by a motorcycle manufacturer with close connections to Indian golf. The event, hosted by the DGC, is likely to bring Delhi's golf into limelight as few of the top Indian golfers have a chance to rub shoulders with the legendary player. (Read: Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar gear up for Dubai Desert Classic)
The US golfer is playing the Dubai Desert Classic over the weekend (January 30-February 2), where he will go head-to-head against rising star Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. He will be flying directly to Delhi after the Dubai event.
"So far it is on but the final confirmation is yet to come," DGC president IVS Juneja is quoted as saying to the Times of India. The news of Woods visit has already sparked off prior arrangements at the DGC, which has been booked for the entire morning session.
Regular club members might not be able to enjoy their daily round of golf during Woods' visit. The 38-year-old will reportedly play the entire 18-holes of the course game from 08:25 (IST) to 12:30 (IST).
"At every hole, a different golf player will play with him," an insider said. "However, others will not be allowed to play in the morning as the entire golf course has been booked," he added.
Fresh after the Dubai event, Woods will be accompanied by his own caddie and his team of physiotherapists.